Alleppey is one of the popular tourist destinations in Kerala renowned for its exotic backwaters and houseboats. There are many pristine lakes, blue lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it. The scenic beauty of the lush green paddy fields, swaying coconut palms and various breathtaking sights has earned Alleppey the name “Venice of the East”.
Kuttanad: It has become a popular tourist spot because of its lush greenery, waterways and paddy fields. Also called the “Rice Bowl of Kerala”, the amazing thing about the place is that it is the only place in the world where farming is done below sea level. The houseboats ride along the scintillating backwaters of Kuttanad is just inevitable.
Vijaya Beach Park: It is a lovely beach park made especially for the tourists. There is also a children’s park and various boating facilities are at offer. It is an ideal place for a family picnic trip.
Marari Beach: It is just 15km away from Alleppey Beach town which is famous for its utmost scenic charm. It is a long beach with a calm and peaceful environment. You could just stay walk along the beach enjoying the surrounding sights. But remember, water is not safe for swimming because of strong currents.
Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple: It is a popular temple located in Mavelikkara. The temple is well known for a resave oil lamp made from granite where more than 1,000 lamps can be held at a time. It is a very sacred place the people as they believe; the deity of the temple has healing powers. The temple is also the host of Bharani festival which take place in the months of February and March.
St. Andrew’s Church: It is one of the most beautiful churches in Alleppey the construction of which began in1864 and finished in 1866. It is a well designed church and has earned fame for the welfare of the community. It has a fascinating historical background and a must-see tourist spots in Alleppey.
Krishnapuram Palace: It is a two storied palace built during the 18th century by the Travancore king Marthanda Varma. The palace showcases the excellence of the Kerala architecture which allures unnumbered tourists round the year. The palace also houses a museum which a fine collection of ancient paintings, sculptures and bronzes of the Travancore rulers. A visit to the palace offers the visitors to explore the cultural and architectural heritage of Kerala.
Pathiramanal: It is a scenic island spreading over an area of 10 acres. It is well known for its scenic beauty. It is a wonderful abode to an array of rare migratory birds. There is also a zoo and an aquarium in the island. You can easily reach the island via speedboats from the Alappuzha town.
Vembanad Lake: It is one of Asia’s largest freshwater lakes. It is also known as Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol. It is a well known backwater destination which offers leisurely activities like boating and fishing. Tourists mainly domestic visit the place for picnic purposes. You will also get to see an array of animals and birds in the region.
Alleppey Beach: It is a beautiful beach also known by the name Allappuzha Beach with a large network of pristine lakes and blue lagoons nearby. There is an old lighthouse in the beach which is 1,000 ft. high. It is quite calm and peaceful here and perfect to spend a relaxing time.
Allappuzha Backwaters: Alleppey is very popular for the backwaters. Houseboats cruise along these backwaters is the best thing to do when you are in Alleppey. The traditionally made houseboats called ‘kettuvalam’ offer you with comfortable cruise with many facilities. So, hire a houseboat and explore the inner charm of Alleppey.
These are some of the top Alleppey Tourist Places that you must visit during your Kerala-Alleppey Tour.